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Questions 401k Plan Sponsors Are Too Busy To Ask

    Questions 401k Plan Sponsors Are Too Busy To Ask

Here’s something you don’t always see, but maybe you should.

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The DOL’s New Back To The Future “ESG” (a.k.a. “Fiduciary”) Rule

    The DOL’s New Back To The Future “ESG” (a.k.a. “Fiduciary”) Rule

This has long been demanded of fiduciaries. Nearly two centuries ago in Harvard College v. Amory, the Massachusetts court promulgated what has become known as the “prudent man rule.”

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What Trump vs. Biden Means to 401k Plan Sponsors and the Typical Plan Fiduciary

    What Trump vs. Biden Means to 401k Plan Sponsors and the Typical Plan Fiduciary

Before you start to panic, take a deep breath and relax. The retirement savings industry is an aircraft carrier. It can’t turn on a dime.

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5 Big Overlooked Fiduciary Errors 401k Plan Sponsors Are Making Right Now

    5 Big Overlooked Fiduciary Errors 401k Plan Sponsors Are Making Right Now

Sometimes when you try your best, you still miss something important. And that could be the most dangerous miss you make.

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Why Are We Seeing So Little Being Written About 401k Fees Now?

    Why Are We Seeing So Little Being Written About 401k Fees Now?

Today, the understanding of conflict-of-interest fees goes well beyond plan sponsors. Individual investors also understand how they can act as a better fiduciary for their own personal investments.

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5 401k Participant Savings Strategies That Are More Effective Than Projected Income Disclosure

    5 401k Participant Savings Strategies That Are More Effective Than Projected Income Disclosure

All these strategies can be employed today and have proven themselves effective. It’s unclear that disclosing projected retirement income will provide the kind of incentive that will work.

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To Vote Or Not To Vote, That Is The Proxy Question For The Retirement Plan Fiduciary

    To Vote Or Not To Vote, That Is The Proxy Question For The Retirement Plan Fiduciary

If a fiduciary must vote proxies, following the DOL’s guidance may represent the most practical alternative.

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Should A 401k Fiduciary Treat ESG As An Asset Class, A Stock Valuation Factor, Or Neither?

    Should A 401k Fiduciary Treat ESG As An Asset Class, A Stock Valuation Factor, Or Neither?

ESG isn’t going away. There’s no way of telling if it’s a mood ring or a diamond ring. One thing is eminently clear: ESG is a product that people want right now. This complicates life for the retirement plan fiduciary.

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Why You’re Not Ready for the Coming 401k MEP/PEP Revolution (Even Though You Think You Are)

    Why You’re Not Ready for the Coming 401k MEP/PEP Revolution (Even Though You Think You Are)

One of the biggest risks inherent in MEPs/PEPs is coordinating all of the many moving pieces. Here’s why people might be wrong to think they know enough about assembling a 401k MEP/PEP and regulatory compliance only heightens the potential liability.

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ESG, the DOL, and the Fiduciary Imperative

    ESG, the DOL, and the Fiduciary Imperative

The most pertinent issue may not be the fiduciary imperative, but the marketing imperative. This makes things extremely difficult for the 401k plan sponsor who may sometimes confuse which has priority. Here’s an example of why a plan sponsor might be concerned.

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